LaunchYU rebrands and launches new programs

LaunchYU has rebranded its entrepreneurship programming and added two new programs to complement the existing summer accelerator program, all designed to help York students and budding entrepreneurs on the journey to starting their own ventures. IgniteUP is an initial touch point for students who have an entrepreneurial idea and don’t know where to begin, or […]

York U, IBM Canada partner to enhance emergency management degree programs

Students enrolled in York’s emergency management programs will have access to world-leading technology and tools, thanks to a new partnership between York University and IBM Canada. IBM Canada is awarding a $1.8-million in-kind gift to accelerate the Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation (ADERSIM), a cloud-enabled platform housed at York University that enhances disaster […]

Researchers develop math models to address antibiotic resistance in healthcare facilities

Scientists at York University and a national team of collaborators have developed new mathematical models that will help researchers, doctors and policymakers address the challenging public health issue of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. The research, co-led by postdoctoral fellows Josie Hughes and Xi Huo, was published in the journal PLOS ONE. Jianhong Wu Drug-resistant bacteria, […]

Lassonde partners in research that could revolutionize new drug discoveries

Researchers from York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering have developed a new set of algorithms that rapidly generate 3D structures of proteins, and could revolutionize the development of new drug therapies. One of the lead researchers on the project, Lassonde Professor Marcus Brubaker, says the current cryo-EM (electron cryomicroscopy) technology for developing 3D protein structures […]